Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry

Most of you know by now that Ayesha Curry is the wife of NBA player Steph Curry, and the mother to the two most adorable little girls ever. She also has a food blog and is working on a cookbook. So a few weeks ago Ayesha Curry lit up the Twitter world with a simple comment that she made. Twitter was literally on fire with the tens of thousands of comments that were flying around with the hashtag of her name. So I said to myself there is no better time to try one of her recipes!

I dug deep and found a recipe for her Sweet 'N' Savory Shrimp and Grits. Here it is... 

Sweet and Savory Shrimp & Grits

For the Grits:
1-cup grits (cooked as directed)
½ cup shredded mild cheddar
½ cup shredded fontina cheese
2 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of truffle oil

After you’ve cooked the grits as directed, simply add in the remainder of the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. Be sure to salt and pepper last!

For the Shrimp:
1lb peeled and deveined Jumbo shrimp (tails on)
3 strips of thick cut bacon
½ cup of diced white onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 diced yellow bell pepper
1 diced orange bell pepper
1 cup of white wine ( I use Riesling)
3 tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. lemon juice
parsley and green onions for garnish

Fry the strips of bacon and remove from pan. Sautee the onions, bell pepper and garlic in the bacon grease until the onions become translucent. Add in the shrimp and cook until the shrimp begin to gain color. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly and mix for about 30 seconds. Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce for about 3-5 minutes. Salt and pepper to your liking if necessary. Lastly, plate the grits family style in a big bowl and pour the shrimp and all of its sauce over top. Garnish with lemon juice, parsley and green onion. Enjoy!!!

Ok so here is what my finished dish looked like...

I'm big on plating food in a beautiful way and this dish came out beautiful as you can see, but the taste just wasn't there. The sweet and savory thing didn't do it for me. I would have much rather left the brown sugar out. It was just too over powering for this dish. I gave it a 6.5 out of 10 and that extra .5 was only because it had bacon in it. LOL Bacon lovers unite!!!  I like Ayesha and her family but sorry girl, this dish didn't score big with me.